Not too long after deleting the comments, I received an email from the commenter. Sent from an yahoo email account identifying themselves as Jamie Hope -
This wouldn't be a big deal, but for the fact that Jamie Hope stopped by 4 times today spending over an hour and a half of her day here.What's the matter liberal Lucy I thought you wanted an
educational experience not an indoctrination
experience. Are we trying to silence the opposition by
not posting my comments. I tell you what, how about
we have a blog debate. I work with Republicans and
Democrats alike - for a living! You are wrong by not
posting other peoples comments.
Check your facts honey....you are seriously
misinformed. Oh and by the way.....I am sure you were
not even alive when Gerald Ford was President so stop
regurgitating information from other peoples work.
You sound like a parrot restating the already spoken.
Oh and question for you......what did you think of
Gerald Ford pardoning Richard Nixon for his acts in
the Watergate Scandal?
A simple Google search reveals that there is a Jamie Hope that works as a legislative aide to Rep. Stahl. State Representative John Stahl (R) is from the 82nd district. A quick check of my site traffic reveals that all of these visits were done from the House, presumably while Jamie was at work for Rep. Stahl.
I won't lie, I find it slightly disturbing that a comment accusing the left as wreaking genocide against African Americans by means of abortion comes from an employee of the former chair of the House Standing Committee on Family and Children Services. This of course, was just one of the many rants she made in her 5 comments now posted on my blog.
As I write this, I've discovered that Jamie's come back to the blog and spent another 25 minutes sending me an email, asking me to publish her previously deleted comment on this post (which unfortunately I can't due to software restrictions, but I can publish the text here, since she wants you to see this.)
Ok....first of all.....regardless of weapons of mass destruction....oil...personal greed...whatever reason you want to give for the true motives of why we are in Iraq.....SADDAM HUSSEIN WAS KILLING PEOPLE BY THE MASSES. He was experimenting on the Sunni muslims with gases that killed them not to mention many other reasons he found for killing his citizens. Many of you say....well...he wasn't a direct threat to our country...are you kidding me? Aren't liberals supposed to be the humanitarians that want to help their fellow "global citizen". Yet you cower in the face of giving up your life for the life of your fellow man. Here is a little history knowledge for you. Did you know the Baath party was started in the 1930's-40's by a man who studied Hitler to a tee and formed his party in the image of the Nazi party? They even had a similar symbol to the Nazi symbol. They hated the jewish people and wanted to work with the Nazi party to do the same thing to Jews in the middle east as Hitler did to his people-and still would like to. That is the basis for the whole Baath party and you are going to tell me that this party - Saddam's party - it was ok for them to kill and plan to destroy not only their own people but the Jewish people. Try explaining that one to the Iraqi people and the Jewish people. Go ahead....tell them you don't care if they live or die because the people killing them or attempting to kill them are not a direct threat to you. Our troops are willing to die to save a strangers life over there - how about you? No - you would rather sit behind your computer and blog about what everyone else is doing or not doing. Coward! My uncle was a World War II spy - ever heard of the Jed Burgs? They were an elite group of military operatives that Winston Churchill credited for turning the tide of the war in favor of America. These men risked their lives. My uncle was a prisoner of war in the foothills of China for months and his wife who was with child did not even know if he was alive (different mission after Germany). Did he complain about being at war against these barbaric people that needed to be stopped no. Bone up and get a back bone and stop sitting around the fireplace singing peace songs - there are people that want to kill us and will kill us when given the chance. Our President is being proactive, instead of putting out fires after they happen, which is what you apparantly like to do, he is ensuring that these people are put down before they do further harm. And we wouldn't be in the predicament in the first place if your good ol' boy slick willy clinton had killed Osama Bin Laden when he had the chance...however decided to let him go because he was to busy committing non-integrity, non-great generation acts in the White House Oval Office.Both emails have been published on here, without any editing by me.
I'm not sure what to say to Jamie. She's entitled to her opinion, and if she wants to be heard, then by all means, she's free to post where she'd like. Of course, we bloggers also have that same right, and to do with our blog as we'd like. While I'm appreciative of all the attention she's paying towards my blog, I certainly hope the citizens of 82nd District aren't missing out on all the work that she could be doing for them, particularly given that today is a day when the House is in session.
Update: Check out some other thoughts on Jamie and her words at Among the Trees. Many thanks to Eric B. for weighing in.